Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Capturing Elusive Birds

I have not had the best luck obtaining photos of some of the birds that visit my yard.  My luck runs like this:  I see the bird; I watch the bird; I think "Oh, I should get my camera."; I watch the bird some more;  I get my camera; the bird is gone by the time I get back with camera in hand.

Yesterday, my luck changed.  The camera was easy to grab.  The bird was absorbed at the feeder and didn't startle when I opened the screen door.  I capture this shot and several more.  It was a rose-breasted grosbeak.

 I think he's quite proud of that rose spot.  He never turned his back on me.

 When the grosbeak left, the towhee showed but only to have the one photo taken then he was gone.  He has become a frequent visitor checking out the tasty morsels under the hostas every day.
Joining World Bird Wednesday.